I've been working at this ever since I was a kid.
Work on a great team at least once, if only for one project. Don’t look to work with a “great name,” look to work with great teams. Learn to spot them. They’re usually happy and love their teammates.
Burnout is a real thing, and by the time you think you’re burned out, you’ve been burned out for a while. Your job is less important than your own self-care. Design is a marathon, not a sprint. The best designers I know work 40 hours a week or less.
…nager, the micromanaging project manager, the CEO who doesn’t understand why they hired a designer. Design is communication. Learn to communicate.